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A Lap of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

April 5, 2021

A turn-by-turn lap in one of the Allen Berg Racing Schools Tatuus carbon fibre open-wheel formula cars, as told by 14-year-old Mazda Motorsports factory driver, Alexander Berg. Turn 1: For experienced drivers, turn 1 is simple; stay on full throttle and apex in the middle of the turn, just past the crest, and then aim…

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Nick Galante Road America Manual Heel Toe Footwork Foot Cam

March 12, 2021

Check Out This Video From Nick Galante On Heel Toe Footwork Foot Cam Ride along with Nick Galante at Road America in the #81 Bimmerworld ST F30 328i. We installed a foot cam to capture the footwork of what might be one of the last remaining years in manual gearbox professional sports car racing.  

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Book Review: Chris Pook & The History of The Long Beach GP

March 5, 2021

Allen Berg Racing Schools has been honored to be working alongside motorsports legend Chris Pook since he joined our Advisory Board last year. Gordon Kirby has penned an awesome story of Chris’ journey to launch and grow the Long Beach Grand Prix. Below is the review from our friends at To order the book…

How to approach a race track’s three types of corners

How to Approach a Race Track’s Three Types of Corners

February 26, 2021

A race driver’s main objective is to complete a lap or race distance in the shortest amount of time. On most race tracks, the amount of time that you spend on the straights, at full throttle, is significantly more than the time that you spend in the corners. Consequently, there is more time to be gained…

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Manual Transmission Skills Are a Critical Tool in a Racer’s Toolbox

February 19, 2021

Although almost all road cars in North America are built with automatic transmissions, being able to competently use a manual transmission is very valuable in your goal to be a complete race car driver.  Rent a road car In Europe, and you have a 50/50 chance of getting a manual transmission, but that is not…

Slow down to go fast

Slow Down…. To Go Fast!

February 12, 2021

Where, on the race track, do the world’s greatest drivers find lap time? To be clear, the objective of racers is to get around a race track in the least amount of time. At nearly all race tracks, the most amount of time is spent on the straight-aways and operating at full throttle. There’s much…

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In Racing, the Eyes Have it!

February 5, 2021

Throughout our history, some of the world’s greatest business leaders have been referred to as “visionaries”. This metaphor implies that game-changing companies are lead by people who have great vision. They simply see things that others have missed. This weekend, millions of people will be focused on the Super Bowl. And more specifically, the two…

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Read Why An Open Wheel Formula Car Is Best For A Racing School

January 27, 2021

Speed enthusiasts have many choices when it comes to fulfilling their need for speed. Speed, however, without skills, many times ends in tears. Allen Berg Racing Schools employs Tatuus-built, carbon fiber OPEN WHEEL formula race cars for our racing school programs for very specific and important reasons. Here are a few of those reasons. Open-wheel…

Treated like a champion

At Allen Berg Racing Schools, You’re Treated Like a Formula 1 Champion

January 21, 2021

For those of you that follow Formula 1, you have a keen sense of how these world-class athletes are treated – some might say pampered – and the parallels to how you are treated at Allen Berg Racing Schools are present from beginning to end. Leading up to that special day on your calendar when…

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10 Tips on How to Become a Pro Racing Driver

January 4, 2021

What a Professional (Pro) Racing Driver is to Me? In my view, the term “Pro Racing Driver” has very much so changed over the past 20 years. In the past, a professional racing driver was one who was paid for simply driving the racecar. Nowadays a pro driver is either good enough to be picked…

The quest for the holy tenth

The Quest for the “Holy Tenth”

September 16, 2019

The following blog story may have references that resemble the real-life circumstances of my actual friends and acquaintances…. which is unfortunate. “Looking forward to coaching today” popped up on my Twitter feed. The tweet was from a young American stud of a race driver who has an incredible racing resume. A young unemployed race driver,…

How to be a racer

How To Be A Racer

June 27, 2019

If you’re an ambitious young person who dreams of becoming a professional racing driver, the path to success is far from clear. You’ve seen the pros do it on TV or even live at the track. But how can you gain the skills and the experience to take the first step on that path yourself?…

High performance car

How To Drive A High Performance Car

January 11, 2019

Getting behind the wheel of a high-performance racing car on the race track is nothing short of adrenaline-inducing. We face a lot of laws when it comes to driving safely without scaring your passengers, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn to drive a racing car safely. Race car driving schools exist for this…

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How Formula 4 Car Racing is Exceeding Expectations

October 6, 2017

The world of single-seater racing has undergone a radical change since September 2015. It was the month when the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States announced the arrival of FIA Formula 4 car racing in the U.S. Initially, there were fears that Formula 4 would never…

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Learning How to Learn to Improve!

July 3, 2017

I face a common scenario when coaching: a driver makes some progress in driving a track faster and feels that they’ve gone as fast as they can, but still wants to go half a second faster. I suggest to that driver that they go back to the hotel, think about the progress they made that…